AGL supports proposed reform to improve integrity in the rooftop solar PV sector

The Australian Government is consulting on an exposure draft of proposed amendments to the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001. 

The proposed amendments address the  Australian Government’s response to recommendations made in the Integrity Review of the Rooftop Solar PV Sector. The amendments aim to give the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) powers to:
• approve installer accreditation schemes
• tighten eligibility requirements for approved solar components
• require written statements from solar retailers, and
• improve compliance and enforcement

AGL supports the proposed amendments and agree that We agree that the Proposed Amendments will better protect consumers and improve integrity in the rooftop solar PV sector.

We recommend the proposed regulations provide that the CER develop clear criteria for the content of any approval product lists that may be developed by third parties. In circumstances where there are approved
lists maintained by the Clean Energy Council and alternative organisations nominated by the CER, we consider that the process needs to be consistent for installers and suppliers.

We elaborate our views in our formal submission, available here.